APRIL — MAY 2016 Issue
  April/May 2016 cover by Sam Neal.

QPOC :: Drop the Mic

QPOC Winnipeg has been organizing dance parties, open mics, concerts, pick-up basketball games, artist talks, fundraisers, movie screenings, and potlucks for QPOC (queer people of colour) and allies since 2014. The group, founded by Uzoma Chioma, emerged from an interest in creating safer spaces for those who occupy the intersection of racialized and queer experience; those who face both heteronormativity in communities of colour and racism in LGBT/queer communities. Continue Reading »

BIG FUN 2017 (By Jen Doerksen and Kaitlyn Emslie Farrell)

Hannah Epperson

by Chris Bryson

 Through the use of her loop pedal and violin, Hannah Epperson has created a sound that’s classical yet modern, lustrous yet mournful, and altogether haunting in its charm. Her newest album, Upsweep, is a sweeping rush of emotion and sound, an aural escape into the deepening reaches of Epperson’s enchanting mind, a genre-defying mix of pearly-eyed, post-apocalyptic pop. Continue Reading »


By Daniel Emberg

Throughout several years on either side of 2000, Duotang were one of the most popular bands in Winnipeg. An upstart duo on Mint Records, they made a habit of pleasing live audiences as well as campus and community radio listeners across Canada. If you remember the band from those days, it may be surprising to read that, by early December, Duotang will have played almost every major city from Victoria to Montréal in barely six weeks. After all, the band parted ways in 2002 and nary a peep was heard until a few festival shows happened in 2015. Continue Reading »

Birthday Wishes: Volume 1 :: A Collection of Mood Swings


By Zoe McCrea

Ever since Birthday Tapes’ first release of notme’s Sinking, plans for Birthday Wishes: Vol. 1 have been slowly, in the making. Putting together a (mostly) local, Canadian compilation of admired musicians, has been a project idea since before Birthday Tapes formally existed.
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